Far out tech proves practical for surgeons

With hip replacements becoming nearly as common as hair dye among seniors, we thought you might be interested in the very latest in orthopedic surgical training. It’s so far out, we’re going to have to go with the picture’s-worth-a-thousand-words cliché, and urge you to watch the video. In it, we see young French surgeons learning their craft through a 3D video recorded by their mentors. The advantage is this is the only way the apprentice surgeons can actually see the surgery from the lead surgeon’s point-of-view directly, and not as observers from the side.

As explained by The Digital Health Post, the young doctors are viewing the surgeries through the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset that has been making hard-core geeks swoon like tween girls at this year’s equivalents of Frank Sinatra and Paul McCartney. The surgeries were filmed with the Go Pro Dual Hero system, which combines two of the popular action photography cameras into one unit that can create 3D stereoscopic still and video images. For those of you into photography, that should move to the top of your wish-list.

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